Intel SSD System Architect in Folsom, California

Job Description

We are seeking a self-motivated SSD system architect to join a growing team of SSD developers who focus on moving Intel's NAND & SSD technologies into new market segments. An SSD system architect in this group will be involved in numerous activities including contributing to the embedded architecture and design, FW and HW algorithm development, performance turning, competitive assessment and customer engagement for evangelizing SSD product. Additionally this role will involve engaging with internal and external content experts to collaborate and drive NSG client SSD direction. The tasks in this area involve directly characterizing capabilities of different SSD solutions, modeling capabilities of future products and influencing the SSD roadmap as well as actual product development activities. Looking for a motivated engineer with the ability to work independently and some experience working with cross functional teams across engineering, strategic, planning, marketing and technology development.

Product requirements evolve quickly as SSDs gain market share, so new and creative solutions are demanded on a regular basis of our engineers to meet the customer requirements or showcase new SSD capabilities. Our team is focused on building SSDs that add renewed and differentiated value to the PC platform in market segments that are early adopters of SSD products. Engineers are responsible for design, source code development, review and maintenance, unit and system level test/verification and release of the entire SSD firmware stack.



Candidate should possess a Bachelor of Science degree with at least 5 years additional experience or a Master of Science degree with at least 3 years additional experience, in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or a related field.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in embedded systems, development and / or system architecture, and working with the microarchitecture at the sub-system level

  • Minimum of 3 Years of experience with embedded firmware, real-time operating system RTOS, and HW/SW interactions.

  • Minimum of 3 years of industry experience in storage protocols SATA, SAS, or PCIe

Additional Required Skills:

  • Good understanding of how storage systems work with specific focus on SSDs.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze problems, diagnose root cause, and apply corrective actions.

  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a diverse team environment and with others in cross-site organizations.

  • Good verbal and written communications skills.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Firmware development environments including compilers, debuggers, emulators, and tool chains

  • Experience IATF, AEC-Q, FuSa and related automotive, industrial and embedded standards

  • Experience with ARM or equivalent processors.

  • Experience optimizing HW/firmware/software to meet performance metrics.

  • Experience in system-level debugging skills.

Inside this Business Group

Non-Volatile Solutions Memory Group: The Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group is a worldwide organization that delivers NAND flash memory products for use in Solid State Drives (SSDs), portable memory storage devices, digital camera memory cards, and other devices. The group is responsible for NVM technology design and development, complete Solid State Drive (SSD) system hardware and firmware development, as well as wafer and SSD manufacturing.

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